Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center Clinician Resources

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Clinical trials and research

The Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center at Boston Children's performs cutting-edge research studies in a number of areas related to motility. 

For example, therapeutic trials for the treatment of different gastrointestinal diseases, including constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and abdominal pain. 

Other research studies include

  • study of the mechanisms of fecal continence
  • therapeutic trial of botulinum toxin for short-segment Hirschsprung's disease
  • study of the role of visceral hyperalgesia in functional bowel disorders
  • study of the mechanisms underlying gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • role of non-acid reflux in patients with GERD
  • use of esophageal impedance in children with GERD
  • study of esophageal function

For more information on motility research, call the research coordinator or the motility coordinator at 617-355-5998 or go to our Research website.

Consultation

In addition to caring for our patients and their families, the Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center provides consultative services for referring pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists. Services include: 

  •  in-patient and out-patient consultation,
  • diagnosis using clinical, radiographic, nuclear medicine and gastrointestinal motility studies
  • access to investigational drug therapy in clinical trials
  • coordination of care plans with primary care and other specialty physicians
  • long-term follow-up care
  • access to hospital and community resources
  • assistance with insurance coverage and other matters relating to receiving care
  • comprehensive therapeutic plans, which may include medications, nutrition, behavior modification, surgery, endoscopic or experimental therapy
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